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Lee Kyoung-hoon becomes first S. Korean to defend a PGA Tour title Updated: 2022-05-16 17:07:54 KST

And it's time now for "This Week in Sports" and so joining us in the studio is our sports editor, Paul Neat.
Good evening, Paul.

Hi, Mok-yeon.

Paul, let's begin with golf. In PGA, Lee Kyoung-hoon has made South Korean golfing history.
What can you tell us about that?

Yes, Lee Kyoung-hoon has become the first South Korean to successfully defend a PGA Tour title.
Lee on Sunday local time won the AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas.
He finished at 26-under 262 and beat former world number one Jordan Spieth of the U.S. by just one stroke.
This included a final day of no bogeys, seven birdies and one eagle to end at nine-under 63.
Lee actually began the day four strokes back from Sebastian Munoz in sixth place but produced his best round of the tournament to clinch the title.
As well as becoming first South Korean to successfully defend a PGA Tour title, Lee is now the sixth player from the country with multiple career PGA Tour wins.
Up next for Lee is the PGA Championship which tees off on Thursday.
Meanwhile, in LPGA, Korea-Australian star Minjee Lee on Sunday won the Founders Cup.
She finished at 19 under 269 following a final round score of 2 under-70.

To athletics now. High jumper Woo Sang-hyeok has added another international title to his impressive collection.

Yes, Woo Sang-hyeok on Friday took the men’s high jump title at the Diamond League at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha.
This makes Woo the first South Korean to win a Diamond League title in any discipline.
Woo's winning height of 2.3-3 meters is also the best in the world so far in 2022.
He also Woo broke his own season-best record of 2.3-2.
Woo beat Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar - who won gold in the Tokyo Olympics - by 3 centimeters.
Django Lovett of Canada took the bronze at 2.2-7 meters.
Woo did all this despite very difficult weather conditions.
Winds were so strong that the men's pole vault had to be rescheduled, and the high jump event was delayed by 20 minutes.
Woo picked up 10-thousand U.S. dollars in prize money and eight Diamond League points.
The Diamond League is an annual series of top-tier, one-day competitions organized by the World Athletics, the international track and field governing body.
And the next event will be in Birmingham, England, next Saturday.

To football now, Son Heung-min has had an incredible season for Tottenham.
It's perhaps little surprise, then, to see that he's sweeped the fan club awards.

No, you're quite right. Son Heung-min has picked up three prizes at Tottenham Hotspur's "Player of the Year" awards as voted by the official fan club.
Son was named "One Hotspur Player of the Season," "One Hotspur Junior Members’ Player of the Season," and "Player of the Year" by the club's official supporters' group - "One Hotspur."
The awards ceremony took place on Sunday following Spurs' final home game of the season a 1-0 win over Burnley.
This is the third time Son has won the three categories, after the 2018-2019 and the 2019 -2020 season.
Son is on a career-high 21 goals and seven assists this season still with one game to go.
His 21st goal of the season came in last Thursday's North London derby scoring the third in a 3-0 win over bitter rivals Arsenal.
That moved him within touching distance of becoming the first Asian player to win the Premier League Golden Boot, as he is one behind Mohamed Salah of Liverpool.
Spurs now sit fourth, two points clear of Arsenal in the race for a Champions League spot, but have played one goal more.

Sticking with football, Liverpool are still on course for the quadruple.

That they are. Liverpool on Sunday won the FA Cup following a penalty shootout win over Chelsea.
It was almost exactly the same way Liverpool won the League Cup earlier this year except with fewer spot kicks - just 11 this time, not 21 as was the case back in February.
The Reds also have the Champions League Final against Real Madrid to look forward to later this month are in a close race for the Premier League title with Manchester City. sitting four points behind but with a game in hand.
But, leading scorer Mohamed Salah was taken off injured in the FA Cup Final with a suspected groin issue… giving City a boost as well as Son too who looks to leapfrog Salah in the Golden Boot race.
Chelsea's women's team, however, DID win the FA Cup beating Manchester City 3-2.
South Korean star Ji So-yun made a sub appearance off the bench in what was her very last appearance for the club.
She is due to return to Korea after a trophy-laden spell in West London.

And finally, to handball. South Korea has appointed its first foreign national team coaches.

Yes, that's right. Rolando Freitas from Portugal is Korea's new men's head coach.
He is joined by Kim Rasmussen of Denmark who will coach the women's team.
The two have promised to combine the strengths of Korea and Europe to turn the Korean national teams into forces on the world stage.
Their first press conference was held earlier on this Monday where Rasmussen said he wants to use Nordic coaching methods with his players while Freitas said he wants to implement a new style based on a team that is well drilled.
The men's team is preparing for the World Championships in Poland and Sweden in January next year.
The women's team is gearing up for the Asian Championships held here in Korea in December this year.

Alright, thanks for that wrap-up Paul. We'll see you next week.
Thank you.
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